Garit joined our CrossFit e-town Community through our 6-Week New You Challenge!  Looking to gain strength, endurance, and have fun along the way, he took this challenge head on and had some amazing results! 

Read up a little more about Garit below! 

Occupation: Bartender

Words to live by: No losses, just lessons

Favorite quote: “Never fear love, for its the only safety there is.”

Sport or activity that you are training for: I’m new to CrossFit, so I’m trying to build up strength and stamina. I also play beach and indoor volleyball here in Chicago.

Why did you sign up for the New You Challenge? To prove to myself that I could finish something physically challenging. 

What was the biggest thing you were afraid of? Honestly, having to wake up so early for our 6:30am class. But I quickly learned that I actually enjoy waking up early.

What is the thing you are most proud of in this challenge? I’m most proud of attending every single class and never giving up on any of the WOD’s.

Results speak for themselves 🙂

What advice would you give to someone thinking about signing up? Throw that fear out the window, coming into the gym everyday is such a great way to relieve stress. Pushing yourself to limits you didn’t know were possible each class makes it all worth it.


Personal: To feel strong, happy and healthy everyday of my life. 

Professional: Owning my own furniture restoring business is my main goal, and it’s actually in the works as we speak! I also have another business venture with my best friend in the works that has to do with food and beverage, but it’s all a secret right now!

Athletic: To jump higher and life more everyday.

I am passionate about: Vintage furniture, fostering lifelong friendships, and my plants.

Name some things we don’t know about you: I grew up on a farm in the middle of Michigan where we had hogs, cows, chickens, goats, and horses. I grew up showing hogs at the county fair through 4-H.

Adventure you are planning: This summer my best friend and I are visiting every major mid west city and will be starting a YouTube channel where we’ll post vlogs about each city. Where to eat, where to drink, what to see, etc.